U18's win the Cup + Trials
Congratulations to our U18 team who lifted the Hampshire County Youth League Cup last night, by defeating Team Solent 2-1 thanks to goals from Bradley Targett & Josh Carey. The U18's are having open trials for next season, open to anyone born between 1 Sept 2000 & 31 Aug 2003. They take place on Saturday 2 June (10am - Noon) and Wednesday 6 June (7pm - 8:30pm) at the Universal Stadium. For info call Gary Cassell 07966 114219
A review of the Sholing Youth Season, including some changes for next season, is on the Latest News Page
Sholing 1-0 Cowes Sports
Boatmen left it late to grab the winner as Dan Miller headed in on 87 mins to end the season on a high. Not at our best tonight, understandable after so many games and a very heavy pitch, but also credit to Cowes who played well and defended strongly. The game was far more memorable for the pre-match awards, which included Marv Mclean marking an incredible 600 games for the club. Plus, player of the season awards for Dan Miller (Fans), Owen Royl (Young), Marv (Players) & Ryan Gosney (Managers). Byron & Dan Mason also received awards for 500 & 300 games, respectively. Also a lovely moment as Ray Tyrrell received a presentation and thanks as it was his last game volunteering at the club after many years selfless & dedicated work for the Boatmen behind the scenes - Match Report & Photos
Sholing 4-0 Portland United
Another emphatic win for the Boatmen in a high-tempo entertaining game. Lee Wort nodded in a flick-on from a corner on 9 mins, with Sholing looking like they might score from every set piece. TJ was denied by a terrific save before a flurry of corners ended with Sawyer whipping in a cross for Supporters Player of the Season, Dan Miller, to head in. On 60 minutes, Dan Mason was pushed in the box and Alex Sawyer slotted home the penalty. D-Dan got his goal with 3 mins remaining, poking through the keepers legs from close range to score Sholing's 99th league goal of the season - Match Report, Video & Photos
Sholing 2-0 Andover Town
Boatmen guaranteed they would finish 3rd by defeating league leaders, Andover Town, in a surprisingly one-sided game. Sholing looked the more hungry and played the better football throughout and took the lead on 16 mins when TJ's cross to the far post was nodded in Byron Mason. Some quick thinking from Sawyer and good movement from Wort, saw Alex feed a freekick into Lee and he slotted the ball past the keeper. Boatmen had a flurry of attacks at the start of the second half, with Sawyer's corner cleared off the line and then he was denied by a terrific save. Apart from a Glasspool effort poked wide and Gosney saving from his name-sake, Andover ended their season with a bit of a whimper as Sholing ran out deserved winners - Match Report
AFC Portchester 0-1 Sholing
Boatmen completed their run of 5 away games in 10 days with a victory to emerge from a hectic few days of football unbeaten. Lee Wort's goal on 53 mins was the stand out moment of quality in a game that probably reflected the tired legs of both teams. The first half was even, although Sawyer had 2 decent chances to score. The breakthrough came after the restart when from TJ's throw, Dan Mason set the ball nicely into Wort's path as he ran into the box and his low left foot shot from 16 yards went just inside the near post. Some strong defending soaked up the home side's attacks as the Boatmen all but secured 3rd place in the League - Match Report
Thank you Budweiser!!!
We are blown away by Budweiser's £100,000 donation towards improving the Football facilities at Sholing and eternally grateful to them (and the FA) for listening to our story and sharing our vision - Club Statement
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